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According to the novelist David Morelit was World War II veteran Audie Murphy – one of most decorated american soldiers of all time – which inspired him to write “First Blood” and create John Rambo. While in college at Penn State, Morrell learned of Murphy’s history and accolades, which included the Medal of Honor. Jason …

WEDNESDAY PUZZLE – Rarely does a Wednesday puzzle make me shake my head wondering how a builder managed to translate an interesting language pattern into a crossword theme, but today’s puzzle from Rich Proulx was a breathtaking intelligence. Before I dive into this theme, however, I want to do a quick grab for an upcoming …

A history buff’s dream and a nature lover’s fantasy, tales of Jamaica’s Green Caves echo a sense of true adventure and awe and are brimming with stories of the past that intertwine with natural formations – it’s all nothing short of spectacular in this exceptional Caribbean island paradise. Jamaica’s Green Cavern of Mystery is a …

As global crises give rise to new conspiracy theories online, a long-held belief persists on social media: the CIA coined the term “conspiracy theorist.” However, the evidence shows that the allegation is false. “Conspiracy theory” predates the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency by at least 79 years, while the earliest uses of the term …

Paragraphe bookstore co-owners Richard King, left, and Jonathan Penney in front of their store on McGill College Avenue in Montreal on June 15, 1998.Owen Egan/The Globe and Mail Richard King, the Montreal bookseller, author and inveterate book propeller, managed to bridge the gap between the “ka-ching,” as he called the ringing of the cash register, …

Dozens of species of whales and dolphins, along with sharks, manta rays, mobulas and moonfish, have firmly placed Portugal on the map of diving destinations. With some of the clearest and bluest waters in the world and beautiful islands, diving in Portugal is not to be missed. Manta ray New divers will enjoy the shallow …

The Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince”. CBI Text size IWC has expanded its popular line of Big Pilot aviation watches with three new models, including the collection’s first chronograph, which is sure to be coveted by Big Pilot enthusiasts. Limited to 500 pieces, the Big Pilot’s Watch Monopusher Edition “The Little Prince” …

Karen Tei Yamashita, Emeritus Professor of Literature at UC Santa Cruz, received the 2021 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation (NBF), presenter of the National Book Awards. She is the 34th recipient of this Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been presented in the past to Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni …

Millions of people around the world have left their ancestral homes to come to America, believing that their lives would be better and that they could build their American dream. “People come here penniless but not without culture,” said Mary Pipher, bestselling author and clinical psychologist. “They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best …

PARIS – Dragging two large suitcases filled with yellowed sheets of paper filled with scribbled lines, Jean-Pierre Thibaudat, a former cultural writer for a French newspaper, entered the office of Emmanuel Pierrat, a lawyer specializing in intellectual property. “It’s big,” Mr. Thibaudat told the lawyer on the phone before coming to his office last year …

PARIS — As a television talk show host and expert, Eric Zemmour has built a devoted following in the French far right with years of sharp criticism against immigrants, Muslims and leftist politicians. Today, Zemmour, who says he was inspired by former President Donald Trump, is using his fame to explore a presidential race, an …

23 October 2021 Stars and spies. By Christopher Andrew and Julius Green. Bodley’s head; 512 pages; £ 20 ATHE HEIGHT of his powers at the end of the 18th century, there was no more famous playwright in Europe than Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, the author of the “Barber of Seville” and of the “Marriage of …

Rottnesst is located off the west coast of Australia, near the mainland of Perth. It has an area of ​​around 19 square kilometers and a population of less than 500 people, although it is estimated that around 15,000 people are found on the island during peak season, or around 780,000 per year. The island is …

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Ohio University welcomed a writer-in-residence. Charles Allen Smart was a renowned author when he started OU. His greatest claim to fame was his book “RFD”, an autobiographical work about the days when the city dweller Smart inherited a farm in Chillicothe, Ohio. The book was not written in …

Here’s what you need to know: The Nazis had hoped that a new type of submarine would, in theory, fundamentally change the nature of warfare at sea. On May 4, 1945, one of the world’s most advanced submarines crept up to a British Royal Navy cruiser. U-2511 was one of the new German Type XXI …

Bainbridge Island is a scenic 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, but it feels much further afield. You can still see the skyscrapers, 9 miles through Elliott Bay, but then you drive along two-lane roads with no shoulders, through a tunnel of trees. Farm stalls dot the roads. Pocket beaches await you. Most visitors head …

I can’t think of a writer I would love to see visit Aspen – perhaps at the invitation of the Aspen Institute – than Patrick Modiano. And yet, I despised the first book I read by Modiano. Too vague, too insignificant, I thought. The French novelist had just won the Nobel Prize for Literature in …

HWe’ve helped save more Jewish lives than Oskar Schindler, but while the brave deeds of the German industrialist were known around the world thanks to an Oscar-winning film, few know the name of Jan Zwartendijk, a salesman of Dutch radio station which helped thousands of Jews to flee Nazism – Occupied Europe. Today, a book …

Novelist and screenwriter Max Allan Collins has unveiled his next project. The author of Road to Perdition (the basis of the 2002 film) will return with Fancy Anders Goes to War, a World War II mystery with a very famous murder victim at its center. Fancy Anders Goes to War features the titular investigator struggling …

First published SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 Updated 5 hours ago ReadingRoom A South Auckland detective on his writing career I spend my days as a Police detective in south Auckland; I don’t feel the need to write about it too. My books are a variety of action thrillers, spy thrillers, post-apocalyptic thrillers… you get the picture. …

Last week we looked at the main plausible theories behind Amelia Earhart’s July 1937 disappearance in her magnificent Lockheed Electra. But there are other minor theories, and some really weird ones, as follows. First: Amelia has become Tokyo Rose. This is the dumbest theory of all. There was no one broadcasting as Tokyo Rose, although …

The courage and ingenuity of humans when pushed to the limit is a lingering theme in the literature. What are we capable of? What hidden reserves can we tap into? Also familiar: authors confronting these questions against the backdrop of World War II. Its oppressive threats, obnoxious actors and vast imprint provide countless settings and …

KAI, Yamanashi Prefecture – The term conscientious objector was not coined when Takaichi Yamada decided to fake his own death to avoid military conscription in the Pacific War. As the years passed and Yamada continued his life as a novelist writing on anti-war themes, he allowed the masquerade to continue, without even confiding in his …

Michelle Gable’s “Bookseller’s Secret” is her new novel about author Nancy Mitford, whom she greatly admires. “I’ve been a longtime Nancy Mitford fan, but I became obsessed with the entire Mitford clan after reading ‘The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family’ by Mary S. Lovell,” the bestselling writer said. based in San Diego. The …

96 years ago July 18 1925, volume 1 of a book was published which sold less than 9,500 copies in the first year of its publication; volume 2 came out 2 years later, in 1927. The book, written in German, was a philosophical memoir and despite its initial lack of popularity, within 20 years it …

Joseph Zalman Margolis, 97, renowned philosopher and author, died Tuesday June 8 of heart failure in his Philadelphia home. At the time of his death, Mr Margolis was writing an article that would have anchored the final project of his life – bringing together the many strands of his 70-year career in a trilogy of …

It seems unlikely that a humble farm boy from Berwick, Ill. Would become one of the world’s greatest economists, help the Allies defeat Hitler, and receive the Medal of Freedom, but these are just what a handful of Calvin Bryce Hoover’s accomplishments. Born to a railroad section foreman in 1897, young Bryce (as he was …

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are on a collision course over his heavy spending habits today as Tories alarm at the UK’s soaring debt of £ 2.17 trillion. The Chancellor is believed to be increasingly alarmed by the commitments made – with claims that the Prime Minister announced a huge push on climate change at …